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Accepted taxon: Herpestes ichneumon


Accepted taxon: Herpestes ichneumon
Taxon: Herpestes ichneumon
Rank: Species
Higher Classification: CARNIVORA | FELIFORMIA | Herpestidae | Herpestes
Reference: Wilson, Don E., and DeeAnn M. Reeder, eds. Mammal Species of the World. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed), JHU Press, 2005.

Fig.1 - Ternary plot of the proximate analysis for the Herpestes ichneumon diet.
CF (Crude Fibre) 1, ASH (Ash contents) 14, NFE (Nitrogen-Free-Extract) 7, CP (Crude Protein) 60, EE (Ether Extract) 18. See details for the calculations in Lintulaakso, K., Tatti, N. and Žliobaitė, I., 2022. Quantifying mammalian diets. Mammalian Biology, pp.1-15. [DOI]


Table 1. List of Diet Items for Herpestes ichneumon.
TSN Complete name Part Ratio a. Reference(s)
Oryctolagus WHOLE 12.50 Descalzo,…
Reptilia WHOLE 12.31 Descalzo,…
Mammalia WHOLE 11.20 Descalzo,…
Aves WHOLE 10.46 Descalzo,…
Insecta WHOLE 10.37 Descalzo,…
Magnoliopsida FRUIT 7.13 Descalzo,…
Amphibia WHOLE 6.11 Descalzo,…
Rodentia WHOLE 5.56 Grzimek,B…
Vertebrata WHOLE 5.56 Damuth, J…
Vertebrata CARRION 5.46 Descalzo,…
Brachyura WHOLE 4.44 Damuth, J…
Vertebrata EGGS 4.44 Damuth, J…
Osteichthyes WHOLE 2.22 Damuth, J…
Arthropoda WHOLE 1.11 Damuth, J…
Crustacea WHOLE 1.11 Descalzo,…

a. Standardized values. See details for the calculations in Lintulaakso, K., Tatti, N. and Žliobaitė, I., 2022. Quantifying mammalian diets. Mammalian Biology, pp.1-15. [DOI]


Table 2. List of Standard Traits for Herpestes ichneumon.
Trait Selected Value All Value(s) Reference(s)
Dietary category: Eisenberg 1981 Carnivore Carnivore A. R. Fri…
Dietary category: Miljutin 2009 Animalivore Animalivore,Frugivore A. R. Fri…
Locomotion: Eisenberg 1981 Terrestrial Terrestrial Djagoun,S…
Temporal habits arrhythmic arrhythmic,diurnal Djagoun,S…

Table 3. List of Standard Measurements for Herpestes ichneumon.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
Body Mass (BM) nan g 2 2 - - - 2,412.5 - - Engelman,…
Body Mass (BM) nan g - - - - 1,700 - 8,000 - Freudenth…
Body Mass (BM) nan g 166 - 166 - - 2,145.34 - - Nelson, A…
Body Mass (BM) nan g 5 - 5 - - 2,640 - - Nelson, A…
Body Mass (BM) nan g 132 - - 132 - 2,417.34 - - Nelson, A…
Body Mass (BM) nan g 12 - - 12 - 2,953 - - Nelson, A…
Head-Body Length (HBL) nan mm 132 - - 132 - 545.9 - - Nelson, A…
Head-Body Length (HBL) nan mm 12 - - 12 - 535 - - Nelson, A…
Head-Body Length (HBL) nan mm - - - - - 498.4 - - Engelman,…
Head-Body Length (HBL) nan mm 166 - 166 - - 522.7 - - Nelson, A…
Head-Body Length (HBL) nan mm 5 - 5 - - 490 - - Nelson, A…
Occipital condyle width (OCW) nan mm 2 2 - - - 20.8 - - Engelman,…

Table 4. List of other Measurements b. for Herpestes ichneumon.
Measurement Location Unit n Total n Unknown n Female n Male Min Mean Max SD Reference(s)
OPD (l) n/a 2 2 - - - 41 - - Evans, Al…
OPD (u) n/a 3 3 - - - 59 - - Evans, Al…
brainmass nan g - - - - - 23 - - Engelman,…
skull_length nan mm - - - - - 100 - - Engelman,…
femur circumference nan mm - - - - - 23 - - Nelson, A…
femur diameter nan mm - - - - - 5 - - Nelson, A…
humerus circumference nan mm - - - - - 21 - - Nelson, A…
humerus diameter nan mm - - - - - 4 - - Nelson, A…
neck length nan mm - - - - - 80 - - Nelson, A…

b. other Measurements. Source Measurements which are not listed on or mapped with the Standard Traits..


Table 5. List of Data Sources for Herpestes ichneumon.
Taxon Reference Match Status
Herpestes ichneumon Djagoun,S., 2009, Small carnivorans from southern Benin: a preliminary assessment of diversity and hunting pressure, Small Carnivore Conservation 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Herpestes ichneumon Gittleman,J. L., 1985, Carnivore body size: ecological and taxonomic correlates, Oecologia 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Herpestes ichneumon Friscia,AR, 2006, An ecomorphological analysis of extant small carnivorans, Journal of zoology 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Herpestes ichneumon Damuth, J. 2010. ABSOLUT 6 a mammalian database compiled by the national center for ecological analysis and synthesis (NCEAS ) workshop on mammalian communities. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Herpestes ichneumon Evans, Alistair R., Gregory P. Wilson, Mikael Fortelius, and Jukka Jernvall. “High-Level Similarity of Dentitions in Carnivorans and Rodents.” Nature 445, no. 7123 (December 13, 2006): 78–81. doi:10.1038/nature05433. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Herpestes ichneumon Grzimek,B., 2003, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Mammals I-V, 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Herpestes ichneumon Law, C.J., Blackwell, E.A., Curtis, A.A., Dickinson, E., Hartstone‐Rose, A. and Santana, S.E., 2022. Decoupled evolution of the cranium and mandible in carnivoran mammals. Evolution. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Herpestes ichneumon Descalzo, E., Díaz-Ruiz, F., Delibes-Mateos, M., Jiménez, J. and Ferreras, P., 2023. Seasonal and spatial variations in the diet of the Egyptian mongoose in its north-eastern Iberian range edge. Mammalian Biology, pp.1-11. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Herpestes ichneumon Engelman, R.K., 2022. Occipital condyle width (OCW) is a highly accurate predictor of body mass in therian mammals. BMC biology, 20(1), p.37. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Herpestes ichneumon DeMers, A.C., 2023. Functional Significance of the Mandible, Tooth Roots, and Tooth Crowns, and their Implications for Fossil Dietary Inference (Doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University). 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Herpestes ichneumon Nelson, A., Engelman, R.K. and Croft, D.A., 2023. How to weigh a fossil mammal? South American notoungulates as a case study for estimating body mass in extinct clades. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 30(3), pp.773-809. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted
Herpestes ichneumon Freudenthal, M. and Martín-Suárez, E., 2013. Estimating body mass of fossil rodents. Scripta Geologica, 145, pp.1-513. 1: Exact Taxon match Verified - Accepted

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